Like many people, when I first came to EFT, my life was far from peaceful. I was going through a seperation, wasn’t sleeping well, and had a range of physical symptoms that the medical system didn’t know what to do with. I tried many things to get rid of these problems and symptoms.

Learning from our symptoms

None of them worked very well.

Recently, I’ve had a number of new clients who have come with a range of physical symptoms. They too have tried western medicine, acupuncture, bodywork, chiropractic, and energy healers. One man came to me after trying 4 other EFT therapists with no success. The common theme that all these healers have shared is trying to get rid of the problem.


These past few weeks, I have been reminded again of the wisdom of the body. Most times our symptoms are the body using the language it knows to try and tell us something. Trying to get rid of the problem without understanding the healing message of the body is like removing the brakes on your car when you hear a metallic sound. It’s not a good lasting solution to the problem.

As we have used EFT to open to the core issue behind the problem, clients have heard the message that were behind the sinus headaches (stuck grief about a death of a loved one) and the chronic back pain that wouldn’t respond to any other treatment (pain free for weeks now). It been a reminder of using EFT with the body instead of focusing on “getting rid of”.

Here’s how you can use EFT in this way:

The Problem

KC: Even though I just want to get rid of this issue I have, I love and accept myself anyway.
KC: Even though I wish I had a magic wand that would just make it go away, I am willing to treat myself with kindness and compassion.
KC: Even though I thought EFT would just take this problem away and it hasn’t yet, I’m open to the possibility of using EFT with a little different focus.
EB: This issue hasn’t completely gone away yet.
SE: I wish this problem would just leave.
UE: I am REALY tired of this problem.
UN: I wish I could just wave a magic EFT wand and POOF! it would be gone.
CH: I wonder if it could be true that maybe my body is trying to tell me something with this issue.
CB: I thought EFT is suppossed to deliver immediate results.
UA: I wonder what might happen if I could listen to what my body is saying just a little more.

The Solution

KC: Even though in the past I just wanted to get rid of my problems, I’m willing to treat myself with kindness and compassion anyway.
KC: Even though I haven’t listened to my body in the past, I’m open to listening a little more now.
KC: Even though I thought EFT would just take this problem away and it hasn’t yet, I’m curious about what will happen as I start to listen to my body open to the possibility of using EFT with a little different focus.
EB: I haven’t yet seen the all results I would like with EFT.
SE: I’m curious, what if I could learn to listen to my body a little more.
UE: Could my body help me learn more about what is causing my issues?
UN: I’m choosing to listen to my body a little more.
CH: It would be nice to work a little more closely with my body on this issue.
CB: I’m starting to see that my body can help me find the healing I’m looking for.
UA: I’m excited to explore how my body and I can work together for healing!

In learning the mechanics of EFT, sometimes we forget to listen deeply. I hope that this tapping sequence can help you reconnect with the body’s wisdom and deepen your ability to find the core issues underneath the symptoms. These past few weeks have been a powerful reminder about what happens when we do this.